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Message in a Bottle (1999) Poster

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Errors in geography 

The cars that Theresa rents have both front and back license plates. North Carolina doesn't use front plates.
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Continuity 

In his final letter to Catherine, Garret writes that he regrets watching Theresa get into a plane and fly away, but when she left him she drove away in a rental car (the airport scene was deleted).
As Theresa opens her car door preparing to head back to Chicago, she turns and kisses Garrett goodbye. The car door closes and opens again between shots.
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Theresa rents different cars each time she goes to North Carolina, but they all have the same license plate (RZ-1553).
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Theresa opens the envelope containing the two photos from Garrett and reads the message written on the back of one photo before her editor enters the room, but after he has come in and given her the photo of himself, she opens the (now sealed) envelope again.
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When Theresa and Garrett are standing on the beach after Garrett blesses the boat, Theresa's hair is alternately still/windswept between shots.
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When Theresa and Garrett are at Garret's house for the steak dinner, he offers to pour her a glass of wine, which she accepts, but then begins to walk around his house empty handed. All of a sudden, while exploring, a glass of wine appears in her hand.
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When Garret is typing the last letter to Catherine to tell her about Theresa, the first word he types is "It". When the letter is read in voiceover, it starts out with the word "My".
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When Garret takes Theresa out sailing for the first time on the 40 footer, he removes the sail straps from the foremast boom behind her then heads aft. A few seconds later, from a wider shot, the sail straps are visible on the boom behind her.
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The Enterprise rental car that Theresa uses on her first trip is a Toyota. The car she takes on her last trip is a Dodge. Strangely, they both have the same license plate.
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Revealing mistakes 

Toward the end of the film, during a storm, presumably taking place somewhere far out in the ocean, Garret Blake is in the water trying to rescue somebody. At one point, it looks as if he is just standing on the bottom of a pool, with water up to his chest.
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Garret Blake's new boat is named Catherine, but the navel flags on the right side only say "atherine" without the C.
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